David Bowie’s “Major Tom” Trilogy

From the 1995 album Outside, the song “Hallo Spaceboy” is a collaboration of David Bowie, Brian Eno, and the Pet Shop Boys on guest vocals. Bowie originally wrote the song in mostly-improvised sessions with his band in 1995, and intentionally wrote it with a Nine Inch Nails-like vibe. In an interview, Bowie is quoted as saying that “Hallo Spaceboy” […]

The B-52s in Outer Space!

Ever since their first single, “Rock Lobster” in 1978, American new wave band The B-52’s has always been very much out there, but in 1992 they took a trip to Outer Space with the song “Is That You Mo-Dean?”

Outer Space Music – “Calling You” by Blue October

The American alternative rock band Blue October is mostly known for their 2006 song “Hate Me,” but three years prior to that a song called “Calling You,” from their 2003 album History for Sale was their biggest hit. The song actually has two music videos, a second version was directed by Jeff Richter and released 2007, but it […]

Lindsey Sterling rides the Fury Road

Lindsey Sterling has always been a little punk, especially with her “Roundtable Revival” video from last year, but her latest music video “The Arena” takes it to a whole new level.

Outer Space Music – ZZ Top “Rough Boy”

American rock band ZZ Top formed in 1969 in Houston, Texas, but it was in 1986 that they launched into space with the song “Rough Boy.” The music video is set in space, and mostly remembered for its walking walk sign . . . 

“Intergalactic” by the Beastie Boys

During the summer of 1998 there was an invasion from outer space that could be heard on radios all over the world . . . May 12th, 1998 saw the release of the song “Intergalactic” by US hip-hop band the Beastie Boys from their album Hello Nasty.

Cincinnati Opera: What to See

Summertime is opera time in Cincinnati, but this year things will be a little different. This summer the country’s second oldest opera company will be performing old favorites in a new home. While Music Hall is undergoing renovation, this season will be staged at the Aronoff Center for the Arts. As always, we will get […]

Björk’s Lesbian Robots

When Björk first met with director Chris Cunningham to plan the music video for her song “All is Full of Love,” she brought Chinese Kama Sutra prints with her as the primary guiding reference. Cunningham had also associated the track with sex upon hearing it, but could not figure out how to make the video explicit yet acceptable for […]

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